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Ogden Nash was a humorous American poet famous for his light verse. To known more about him and his childhood, read his brief biography in the following lines.
Also Listed In: Poets
Famous as: Poet
Born on: 19 August 1902 AD 19th August Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Leo Leo Men
Born in: Town of Rye
Died on: 19 March 1971 AD
place of death: Baltimore
father: Edmund Nash
mother: Mattie Chenault
Spouse: Frances Rider Leonard (m. 1931-1971)
children: Isabel Nash Eberstadt, Linell Nash Smith
education: St. George's School, Harvard University
Works & Achievements: The Ant, The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus, Celery, The Centipede, Children's Party, The Common Cold, The Cow, My Dream, Everybody Tells Me Everythin, The Firefly, Further Reflections on Parsley, The Guppy, Just Keep Quiet and Nobody Will Notice, Kipling's Vermont, and A Lady who Thinks She Is Thirty
A master of light verse, Frederic Ogden Nash was born in America. Not only did the elements of humor and wit in his poetry make him popular, Nash's outrageous liberty of using English Language earned him recognition. He has been regarded one amongst the English-language poets who gained excessive success commercially in the twentieth century. Nash sold his first verse to "The New Yorker" in 1930, on whose staff he worked. His bold, quotable verse that was styled with surprising puns, rhymes and stanzas brought in the comic element in the poetries. Nash also wrote several children's books and lyrics for the musicals. During the 1940s and '50s, he was a common guest on television game shows and remained a famous lecturer throughout his career. When he died in 1971, the New York Times quoted "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry". Nash's one of the best-known poems is "Reflections on Ice-Breaking". Amongst the books, "Hard Lines" (1931), "I'm a Stranger Here Myself" (1938) and "Everyone but Thee and Me" (1962) are quite popular.
OGDEN NASH TIMELINE
Ogden Nash was born.
Entered Harvard University.
Left Harvard University to support his family.
Appointed as an editor at Doubleday publishing house; Published his first book for children, “The Cricket of Caradon”.
He wrote “Spring Comes to Murray Hill” and submitted it to the New Yorker. It got published the same year.
His first collection of poems “Hard Lines” got published; Got married to Frances Leonard.
Joined the New Yorker.
Shifted to Baltimore, Maryland.
Collaborated in the musical comedy, “One Touch of Venus”.
Got elected in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Institute of Arts and Letters.
Nash died on May 19, aged 68.
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